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Could u have sex with someone who has hpv and NOT get it???
Sex & Intimacy / 10:11 AM - Tuesday May 04, 2010

could u have sex with someone who has hpv and NOT get it???

without a rubber??? what if there was no sore present? what if there was a sore present?

- Asked by Female, 26-28

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I believe the medical community is NOT 100% knowledgeable about HPV and how it spreads.
Obviously, when sores/blisters are present, the puss from the sores/blisters are extremely contagious, even a man's sperm (so don't let a guy experiencing an outbreak cum on you).
Not only is it highly contagious, it can be spread to other sensitive areas of the body, most notably the eyes!
So washing one's hands immediately after any possible contact with the infectious area (i.e. using the restroom) is extremely important!
Before sores/blisters are visible, there will be warning signs in the area-to-be of 'infection'. This is where the person who has HPV needs to be 'in-tune' with their body and noticeable of these slight changes/indicators that occur a few days before the blisters/sores become appearant, as the disease might be infectious during that time as well, leading up to a visible outbreak.

But during the completely dormant periods of time, I do not believe HPV is contagious.

But the medical community states it can be passed on at any time, whether outbreaks are present or not ... my translation of that is, 'we don't know all there is we need to know about this disease, so to protect our own butts, we are giving a blanket-warning type of statement'.

- Response by andrewj5267, A Guy Critical, Male, 36-45, Miami, Teaching

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Well given the fact that HPV is undetectable on guys, the only way someone would know is if the girl knew she had it.

I know a few women that just found out about this and there doctors are seriously not concerned. for a couple of reasons, first off it's a virus and 75% of the time it just goes away after a couple years.

Most Strains of HPV do not have any side effects and most people never know they have it. In the past if a women had an "Abnormal pap" they would just write it off as no big deal. however Now they are finding that HPV is whats usually causing these abnormal results. the main concern when it comes to HPV is making sure you dont develop Cervical cancer.

Working closly with your doctor and getting your yearly check ups will help prevent or diagnose at an early stage.

and as always use protection while engaging in sexual activity.

Good luck..

- Response by aon007, A Guy Critical, Male, 29-35, Salt Lake City, Science / Engineering

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HPV is not the same as herpes. HPV doesn't give you sores (herpes does and is very contageous when the sores are present). HPV can't be detected without a test. Men can't be tested at all. Unless you are talking about the HPV strand that gives people warts (but those you can see). But the "silent" and more dangerous HPV can't be detected witout a pap smear test. Most sexually active people (unless they have only slept with virgins) have been exposed to HPV, but in most people it will go away by itself. In some women it will create problems though and could be dangerous (cancer cells). So women should be tested regularly. Supposedly the virus can also be dormant (inactive) for years, just like herpes.

- Response by silver75, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Stockholm, Other Profession

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I this question hypothetical? If not, I really think you need to consult a doctor.

- Response by solstess, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Detroit, Artist / Musician / Writer

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Why would you want to knowingly have sex with a guy who has this...

- Response by twilightzone85, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 29-35, Milwaukee, Food Service

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I think either way your taking risk and I believe its 50/50 shot... If you have sex enough with him you will get it...

- Response by twilightzone85, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 29-35, Milwaukee, Food Service

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Why would you even take a chance??

There is always a chance

- Response by seasons4, A Sportif, Female, 46-55, Financial / Banking

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What's the difference between HPV and Herpes? Are they two completely different diseases?

- Response by A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Los Angeles

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